Approximately an hour after the Golden Knights sent Pirri back to AHL Chicago, the team recalled him ahead of Thursday's game against the Sharks, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. Pirri's return to the minors was short-lived and likely suggests he will be in the lineup for the evening's affair against the Sharks. The 27-year-old has really come into his own the last couple of seasons, recording 42 points in 29 games with AHL Chicago and another 10 in eight games in his brief time with Vegas.
The Golden Knights reassigned Pirri to AHL Chicago on Thursday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. Pirri tallied a goal Monday against the Rangers to give him five points in the last three contests. Despite the recent outburst, Pirri will return to the minors and await another opportunity to surface in the NHL. His demotion could suggest William Carrier (illness) is nearing a return.
Pirri was recalled from AHL Chicago on Monday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. Pirri's stint in the minors didn't last long, which should come as a surprise considering he racked up six goals and two helpers in eight games during his previous spell in Vegas. With Max Pacioretty healthy this time around, the 27-year-old Pirri may have to settled for a bottom-six role, which may limit his opportunities to get on the scoresheet.
Vegas assigned Pirri to AHL Chicago on Friday. Pirri's demotion indicates Max Pacioretty (undisclosed) will almost certainly make his return to action Friday against the Ducks. The 27-year-old forward was fantastic during his seven-game stay with the big club, racking up six goals and nine points over that span, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the Golden Knights make room for him on their roster in the near future.
Pirri scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's win over the Kings. Pirri broke the tie early in the third period after picking up a loose puck on the power play and rocketing it past Jack Campbell's glove. Pirri made his season debut on Dec. 20 after being recalled from AHL Chicago, and he now has six goals and three assists in seven games. The 28.6 shooting percentage isn't sustainable, but Pirri has been the hottest Golden Knight while the team has won five of its last seven games.
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